Last night we went to mad scientist ball party as last year.

It is an event held by psychology and informatics school annually before Halloween. Faculty and student come together to have fun together.

Last year I have been here and I dress my Nowitzki’s jersey and to be a basketball star.

This year for some reason I don’t have time to prepare costume and just attend with friends casually. It is a little bit embarrassing when I was asked who I am. So I just stand against the wall, and see what happened. There are many crazy figure and beautiful dresses. Scientist with fluffy hair dressed in white passed by, I noticed that he hold a test glass with full of beer.


For a party, beer is one of the beverages, which usually is put in bottle. But for this special theme party within a Halloween background, it is super good idea to use a test glass as a drink container because it conveys a meaning that he wants to be identified as a “mad scientist”. This is a typical addresser and addressee relationship case.

For the receivers who attend party with no idea what the theme is, it is a regular Halloween party; For the receiver receive e-mail titled mad Scientist Ball, we know it is hold by our faculties-psychology and informatics scientists and they ARE scientists in weekdays;

For the receivers who attend here but don’t know Halloween and costume party culture at all, it will be a ridiculous public place at a crazy night; for those hearing disable people attend this party, it will be seen as a silent weird dancing party.

In conclusion, there is a sharing collection of knowledge among the addressees (receiver)


From another perspective, costume is just one kind of clothes. Why we are enjoy to see other people dressed different clothes When we see other people dressed in variety of costumes, we related them to the role they pretend to be. It gives them different personality of we think of them. Meanwhile the dressers can either play themselves in a costume or the role the clothes give them. We make fun of the dressers and new characteristics of personality. Dressers also enjoy combination of his original role and new meaning added by dressing the clothes. The new meaning comes from two resources: one is the thinking by watching themselves in mirror, the other one is influences by other’s opinions.

In conclusion, the clothes people dressed in reflect and shape their personalities, amplify their desires.

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